Necessity: Climate Justice and the Thin Green Line

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
4:00 PM, Thursday, May 5, 2022 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

Necessity: Climate Justice and the Thin Green Line is set along the rivers of Oregon and follows activists as they enlist the necessity defense in a jury trial after being arrested for a direct action at Zenith Energy in Portland. This story of climate resistance in the Pacific Northwest brings into view a historical landscape of tribal leaders, Indigenous activists and white allies as they resist oil trains and trucks carrying these highly inflammable products through treaty lands. In following the path of oil-by-rail and oil resistance along the Columbia, we revisit lessons of the New Deal era of building massive dams and what climate activists take from that era in thinking about a Green New Deal.

Backbone Meaningful Movies presents a screening of Necessity: Climate Justice & The Thin Green Line, followed by a Panel Discussion, facilitated by Bill Moyer.

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Thursday, May 5th

  • Virtual Screening at 4pm Pacific
  • Panel Discussion at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern – with guests Cathy Sampson-Kruse, Dan Serres, Adah Crandall, and Lauren Regan

A screening of the film will take place on Zoom at 4pm on May 5th, but folks are encouraged to watch it on your own prior to the Panel, for a better viewing experience.  The link to watch it on your own is available until May 6th.

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Special Guests: Cathy Sampson-Kruse (Waluulapum Band, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation), Adah Crandall (Sunrise PDX), Dan Serres (Columbia Riverkeeper), and Lauren Regan (Civil Liberties Defense Center)

Sponsors: Backbone Campaign

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Release Year: 2022

Running Time: 60 minutes

Director: Jan Haaken

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  1. Mona Lee
    #1 Mona Lee 3 May, 2022, 16:08

    How do I get in to see the movie? I can’t find a zoom link. Climate Justice and the Green Line

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  2. Arthur
    #2 Arthur 5 May, 2022, 16:01

    I registered and paid a donation, but haven’t received the link to view the film.

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